Holy Jordan
Holy Jordan

The land of modern day Jordan has been the site of significant events in the history of Christianity spanning across centuries throughout the New and Old Testaments. It is because of this religious significance that sites all around Jordan have been designated as pilgrimage sites and have been visited by Church leaders, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI within the past half century and celebrated its fourth Papal visit by Pope Francis in May of 2014. As a land dedicated to religious coexistence, the country of Jordan maintains these religious sites for the use of pilgrims from all around the world.